Quick Facts of Taniqua Smith

  • Full Name Taniqua Smith
  • Date of Birth08 August, 1981
  • NicknameSmith
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceUnited States of America
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • ProfessionFamily member
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseDemarcus Ware(2005-2012), Shane Richard
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter

Who doesn’t know Demarcus Wave? In the world, he is an American football outside linebacker and defensive end. However, very few people are familiar with his ex-wife Tanique Smith. So today we will be talking about Smith’s biography which includes her personal as well as professional life.

After divorce with Wave, she is now married to Shane Richard. Read this article to know more about Taniqua

Who is Taniqua Smith? Know Bio & Wiki

Taniqua Smith was born on August 8, 1981, in Alabama where she grew up as well. Smith holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She is the daughter of Willie Smith, a former police officer in Alabama, but her mother’s identity is unknown. Smith’s star sign is Leo.

Since the star lives a low key life, there is no information about her early life and academic qualification. She might have graduated in the field that interests her.

Taniqua Smith’s Professional life

Since Smith stole the limelight after marrying her longtime boyfriend turned husband Wave. There are no exact details about her profession. We will assure to provide you details about Smith’s career as soon as we grab them. Her ex-husband DeMarcus is the famous NFL player. He first began his career as a defensive end.  He then played against San Francisco 49ers and recorded his first sack. Smith gained the title of the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the year and Hendricks Award.

He signed a 3-year contract for $300 million with Denver Broncos. Smith played 16 club matches with 14 tackles, 10 bags, and 2 forced fumbles. He was a member of the First All-Pro team as well. He was also the first NFL player to be awarded the professional Butkus Award.

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Taniqua Smith’ Personal Life(Husband & Children)

Taniqua is a married woman. She is married to a brand specialist at Audi Grapevine Shane Richard. Currently, Richard works as a real estate agent at Keller Williams Southlake Market Center. The love birds met on July 2016, when he sold a  new car to Smith. When Smith asked Richard to have dinner with her, their love story began. They fell for each other after that and they started dating for a while.

Taniqua Smith with her husband & daughter, Image Source: WAGS Related

While they were on vacation, Shane proposed to Smith going on one knee and Smith accepted his proposal at the moment. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on 19th August 2017 at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Resort and Spa Resort in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Their wedding reception was held at The Nest Ruth Farm on November 11, 2017.

Previously, she had been in a long-term married relationship with the NFL star Ware. The couple first meets in high school. They tied the knot at a private wedding in a courthouse in Alabama in March 2005 after dating for some years.

After Smith had trouble conceiving a kid, Ware and Smith began to face issues in their relationship. Smith also faced three miscarriages. Before she got pregnant with a son Omar Ware who was stillborn in 2006, Smith came through two miscarriages. Later, several fertility tests were carried out and several pregnancy specialists and high-risk pregnancy experts visited her. The two adopted a baby girl Marley in 2008 and two years later the couple was blessed with a son DeMarcus Ware II, on November 20, 2010.

The couple had several issues with each other after going through all these ups and downs, which eventually ended their relationship into divorce. However, for their children’s sake, they retained a good connection. Although Taniqua is not active in any of her social media account, ex-husband often shares his children’s picture on his Instagram profile.

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How much is Taniqua Smith’s  Net Worth & Salary?

Smith hasn’t disclosed any details about her possible net worth. She hasn’t revealed any kind of details about her profession so that we could drag a deeper hole on her earning. Although Smith hasn’t openly spoken about her net worth, it must be in a six-digit figure. Besides, her ex-spouse, Ware has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2019.

Ware has signed a 3-year agreement with Denver Broncos for a staggering $30 million as of playersnetworth.blogspot.com. As part of the divorce settlement, Smith may have received a good share of her ex’s net worth, but the actual amount of the alimony has not yet been revealed.


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